NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #291 ~ 11-27-21]

Pictured: Vadou Game.

”Those who came before us rocked, bumped and grinded. They exuded raw sexuality, riotous anger, and sweaty human realism. They hoovered drugs or angrily rejected them, they humped strangers in club bathrooms in adolescent indiscretion; they broke shit, laughed, cried, partied on rooftops or in warehouses, exorcised cultural demons and personal failures, made spectacles.”

— Paul T. Bradley, “20 Worst Hipster Bands,” LA Weekly (8/2012).

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THE FIRST SET

The Detroit Spinners — “Working My Way Back To You / Forgive Me, Girl” — The Definitive Soul Collection

Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou — “Akoue We Gni Gan” — The Skeletal Essences of Afro Funk 1969-1980 Vol. 3

The Savoys — “Slappin’ Rods And Leaky Oil” — Mad Mike Monsters: A Tribute To Mad Mike Petrovich Vol. 2

The Skatalites — “Fugitive Dub” — Hugo Mendez Presents Tropical Funk Experience: Island Jump Up: Caribbean Funk, Soul, Reggae, Calypso and Afro Grooves 1968-1975

The New Yorker’s 5 — “Cha Cha Baby” — Ai! Si! Si!: Mambo & Latin Flavoured Rhythm & Blues

Pianonegro — “La Cascada” — Diablos del Ritmo: The Colombian Melting Pot 1960-1985

The Isley Brothers — “This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak for You)” — Hitsville USA: The Motown Singles Collection 1959-1971

Vaudou Game — “Be My Wife” — Noussin

IT’S MADISON TIME…

Park Avenue Playground — “The Trip” — 2131 South Michigan Avenue: 60’s Garage And Psychedelia From U.S.A. And Destination Records

THE SECOND SET

Ricardo Eddy Martinez — “Expreso Ritmico” — Cuba: Music and Revolution – Culture Clash in Havana Cuba – Experiments in Latin Music 1973-85 Vol. 2

James McCleese — “Tell Me Why” — Marco 45rpm

Clint Eastwood — “Ganga Smoker” — Step It In A Zion!

Billy Nicholls — “London Social Degree” — 20 Original Mod Classics

Hafusa Abasi & Slim Ali with The Yahoos Band — “Sina Raha” — Kenya Special: Selected East African Recordings from the 1970s & ’80s

Ike Turner & His Kings of Rhythm — “Katanga” — Ike’s Instrumentals

Γιάννης Φλωρινιώτης — “Τσιγγανάκι” — Saz Beat Vol. 3: Turkish Rock, Funk, And Psychedelic Music Of The 1960s And 1970s

The Invictas — “The Hump” — The Graveyard Tramps Eat The Forbidden City Dog Food

The Swing West — “Oedo Nakobashi” — Now It’s Eleki Time

The Skiles Brothers — “Theme From T. C.” — Theme From T. C.

THE THIRD SET

Junior Delgado & Augustus Pablo — “Raving Storm Dub” — DEB 45rpm

Teddy and the Rough Riders — “Money and Gold Pt. 2” — Dancehall Stringbusters

Very Be Careful — “El Viajero del Tiempo” — Escape Room

The Rolling Stones — “Come On” — The Rolling Stones

P.M. Pocket Music — “Kack Toi Mor” — Shadow Music Of Thailand

Reigning Sound — “So Easy” — Too Much Guitar

Sookie — “Choco Date” — Africa Airways One: Funk Connection 1973-1980

Sir Stanley — “I Believe I Found Myself” — Chains & Black Exhaust

Ros Serey Sothea — “Kom Kung Twer Evey (Don’t Be Mad)” — Cambodian Rocks

The Shadows — “Flyin’ High” — Surf Guitars Rumble Vol. 1

THE FINAL SET

Alvin Cash & The Crawlers — “Twine Time” — Land Of 1000 Dances Vol. 2

King Tubby — “Hold Them in Dub” — King Tubby’s Hometown Hi-Fi Dubplate Specials 1975-1979

Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers — “One Track Mind” — L.A.M.F. (The Lost ’77 Mixes)

Nkwitchoua — “Po Lusi” — Africa Gone Funkee

The Gap Band — “I-Yike-It” — Magicians Holiday

King Nando — “Mama’s Girl” — The Bad Boogaloo: Nu Yorican Sounds 1966-1970

Young-Holt Unlimited — “Doing the Thing” — The Definitive Young-Holt Unlimited

LORD BUCKLEY’S WEEKLY BENEDICTION

Charanjit Singh — “Jaaneman Jaaneman” — Eastern Standard Time

NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #290 ~ 11-20-21]

Pictured: Screamin’ Jay Hawkins in Mystery Train (dir. Jim Jarmusch, 1989.)

The record [“I Put A Spell On You”] became an underground sensation. Screamin’ Jay Hawkins’s vocal hallucinations were perceived as being invocatory of all manner of horrible things, from anal rape to cannibalism. Self-appointed guardians of morality made their displeasure known to the record company (which exhorted, “D.J.’s – Be brave,” in an ad published in the November 24, 1956, issue of Billboard). The record was re-mastered so that its closing groan coda* was censored to a fast fade-out. This measure failed to appease, and the record was in the end banned by most radio stations. The pubescent sleaze-seekers of America, however, continued to buy the record in great numbers. It became a hit without a chart position.

— Nick Tosches, “Horror and the Foot-Shaped Ashtray” from Unsung Heroes of Rock & Roll.

* [As heard at the conclusion of every NCIP episode]

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THE FIRST SET

The Isley Brothers — “Work To Do” — Brother, Brother, Brother

Honoré Avolonto Et L’orchestre Black Santiago — “Dou Dagbé Wé” — Legends Of Benin: Afro-Funk, Cavacha, Agbadja, Afro-Beat 1969-1981

The Outlaws — “Hold Up” — Sleazy Surf! Vol. 2

Lee Scratch Perry & The Upsetters — “Popcorn” — Eastwood Rides Again

Rosco Gordon — “Just A Little Bit” — 75 MODern Sounds

Phương Tâm — “Bước Giang Hồ (My Wonderful Journey)” — Saigon Surf Twist & Soul (1964-1966)

Screamin’ Jay Hawkins — “What That Is” — The Whammee: 1953-55

Rüya Çagla — “Odana Serdim Halı” — Psych Funk À La Turkish Vol. 1

The Playboys — “Mope De Mope” — The Big Itch 4

IT’S MADISON TIME…

Hasil Adkins — “She Said” — Out to Hunch

THE SECOND SET

Brigth Engelberts and the B.E. Movement — “Get Together” — Booniay!! A Compilation of West African Funk

The Twilights — “Bohemian” — Weirdsville!

Volo Volo De Boston — “Pièce Nando” — Caressé

Martha & The Vandellas — “Dancing In The Street” — Hitsville USA: The Motown Singles Collection 1959-1971

Los Seven Del Swing — “Silencio” — Cartagena! Curro Fuentes & The Big Band Cumbia and Descarga Sound of Colombia 1962-72

Ron Nagle — “61 Clay” — Bad Rice

The Marvels — “Rock Steady” — 100% Dynamite!

The Stranglers — “(Get a) Grip (on Yourself)” — Stranglers IV (Rattus Norvegicus)

Ennio Morricone — “The Saloon’s Girls” — Sonny & Jed OST

THE THIRD SET

The Fleshtones — “Right Side of a Good Thing” — Hexbreaker!

Fair Nick Stars — “Arrete Mal Parlé” — Sofrito: Tropical Discotheque

Funkadelic — “Alice in My Fantasies” — Standing on the Verge of Getting It On

Kamal Ahmed & Mehnaz — “Tere Mere Larr Gaye” — Disco Dildar

The Geminis — “Big Brother” — The Jerk Boom! Bam! 4

Alnubia Band — “Kobana” — Egypt Noir: Nubian Soul Treasures

The Madmen — “Do The African Twist Pts. 1 & 2” — Buttshakers! Soul Party Vol. 3

THE FINAL SET

Steve Black — “Precious Time” — Village Boogie!

Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band — “Dirty Blue Gene (Alt 3)” — Sun Zoom Spark: Out-Takes

Sinn Sisamouth — “Dance A Go Go” — Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll

The Red Crayola — “Hurricane Fighter Blues” — Born Bad Vol. 4

Tappa Zukie — “Double Struggle” — Escape From Hell

LORD BUCKLEY’S WEEKLY BENEDICTION

Holger Czukay — “Persian Love” — Movies

NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #289 ~ 11-06-21]

Pictured: Charanjit Singh.

LET ART CONTINUE TO BE ENTERTAINING, escapist, stunning, naturalistic and glamorous – but let it also be loaded with information worked into the vapid plots of movies, for instance. Each one would be a more or less complete exposition of one subject or another. Thus you would have Tony Curtis or Janet Leigh busily making yogurt; Humphrey Bogart struggling to introduce a basic civil rights law course into public schools; infants being given to the old in homes for the aged by Ginger Rogers; donut shaped dwellings with sunlight pouring into central patios for all, designed by Gary Cooper; soft clear plastic bubblecars with hooks that attach to monorails built by Charlton Heston that pass over the free paradise of abandoned objects in the center of the city near where the community movie sets would also be; and where Maria Montez and Johnny Weismuller would labor to dissolve all national boundaries and release the prisoners of Uranus. But the stairway to socialism is blocked up by the Yvonne De Carlo tabernacle choir waving bloody palm branches and waiting to sing the “Hymn to the Sun” by Irving Berlin. This is the rented moment of exotic landlordism of Crab Lagoon!

— Jack Smith, Historical Treasures.

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THE FIRST SET

Barry White & Love Unlimited — “Love’s Theme” — Under the Influence of Love Unlimited

Eko — “Ndolo Embe Mulema” — Africa Airways Six (Mile High Funk 1974-1981)

Manuel & The Renegades — “Rev-Up” — Surf-Age Nuggets

Phương Tâm — “Tình Mơ (Dreamy Love)” — Saigon Surf Twist & Soul (1964-1966)

The Capitols — “Cool Jerk” — Sock It To ‘Em Soul: 60’s Club Soul Classics From The Vaults Of Atlantic Atco, Loma Reprise, Stax & Warner Bros. 1963-1968

Prince Far I — “Psalm 49” — Psalms For I

Jimmy Rogers — “Sloppy Drunk” — Chess 45rpm

El Combo Nacional — “Senor Boogaloo (Pt.1)” — Buttshakers Soul Party Vol.13

IT’S MADISON TIME…

The Ramrods — “Soul Express (Pt.1)” — Funky Crimes

THE SECOND SET

Juaneco y su Combo — “Selva, Selva” — Cumbia Beat Vol. 2: Tropical Sounds from Peru 1966–1983

The Salsoul Orchestra — “Standing and Walking on Love” — The Anthology

Gnonnas Pedro Et Ses Dadjes — “Dadje Von O Von Non” — Legends of Benin: Afro-Funk, Cavacha, Agbadja, Afro-Beat 1969-1981

The Fabulous Cyclones — “Cyclone” — Jungle Exotica Vol. 2

Mohd. Rafi & Chorus — “Phoolon Se Hai Meri Dosti” — Heeron Ka Chor (OST)

Gino Parks — “Fire” — That Cat Was Clean! The Mod Side Of Jazz

Scorpio — “Min Cinga’ Ou” — Ensem’… Ensem’…

The Kinks — “Gotta Get the First Plane Home” — The Kink Kontroversy [mono]

THE THIRD SET

Blue Rhythm Combo — “B.R.C’s Groove” — B.R.C’s Groove

The Five Counts — “Going Away From You” — Last Of The Garage Punk Unknowns Vols.3 & 4

Junior Murvin — “Tedious” — Arkology Reel I: Dub Organiser

Roxy Music — “Both Ends Burning (7″ Mix)” — Singles, B-Sides and Alternative Mixes

Orchestre Super Borgou de Parakou — “Dadon Gabou Yo Sa Be No.2 (Afro Beat Dendi)” — The Bariba Sound 1970-1976

The Cramps — “Dopefiend Boogie” — Fiends Of Dope Island

Los Míticos Del Ritmo — “Willy’s Merengue” — Los Míticos Del Ritmo

THE FINAL SET

Ervin Rucker — “Done Done The Slop” — Mad Mike Monsters: A Tribute To Mad Mike Petrovich Vol. 3

Tirogo — “Ajufo” — Float

The Velvet Underground — “I’m Waiting For The Man” — The Velvet Underground & Nico

Jang Hyun — “Pushing Through The Fog” — Beautiful Rivers And Mountains: The Psychedelic Rock Sound Of South Korea’s Shin Joong

The Birds — “Leaving Here” — Our Generation: 75 Mod Classics, A Way Of Life

Charanjit Singh — “Ek Main Aur Ek Too – Bass Guitar (Khel Khel Mein)” — Instrumental Film-Tunes

Bonzo Dog Band — “Karma Sutra” — The Doughnut In Granny’s Greenhouse

LORD BUCKLEY’S WEEKLY BENEDICTION

Syrinx — “Tumblers To The Vault” — Long Lost Relatives

NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #288 ~ 10-30-21]

Pictured: Lux & Ivy of The Cramps.

“It arose out of Halloween,” revealed Ivy. “We did this photo spread for a magazine called Rip and they wanted us to dress like monsters, a kind of more clichéd thing, for the Halloween issue. We didn’t want to do something so obvious, so we decided that since it’s also the drag holiday, that would be our Halloween testament. The wig Lux is wearing, the white one, is the A Date With Elvis wig. We recycle our clothing!” The album’s visuals also served to indicate to the casual browser that what was contained within was dangerous music; nasty, corrupted rock’n’roll – just how it should be. “I think that’s what’s wrong with rock music today,” Lux insists. “It’s music for adults, it’s respectable and it’s good, and it’s art, and it’s all these kinds of things. That’s fine for music, but people don’t understand the difference between rock’n’roll – which is a lifestyle, a fashion, a music, it’s sexual intercourse – it’s a lot of things, and ‘rock music’ is just merely music. Rock’n’roll is much bigger than that and people confuse rock music with rock’n’roll. Rock’n’roll’s much better.”

— Dick Porter, Journey to the Centre of the Cramps.

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THE FIRST SET

Big Eric — “Horror Ball” — Polydor 45rpm

Aural Exciters — “Spooks In Space” — Spooks In Space

The Hamburger Brothers — “Omar The Vampire” — Halloween HORROR!

The Cre-Shells — “Dracula” — It’s Monster Surfing Time!

King Horror — “Dracula Prince of Darkness” — Loch Ness Monster

Los Holys — “Campo de Vampiros” — Halloween Nuggets: Monster Sixties a Go-Go

Hot Blood — “Soul Dracula” — Night Of The Vampire

IT’S MADISON TIME…

Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band — “Making Love To A Vampire With A Monkey On My Knee” — Doc At The Radar Station

THE SECOND SET

Count Down & the Moonsters — “Hindu On A Honda” — Malamondo 5

Bob Ridgley — “The Way Out Mummy” — Lost Treasures! Rarities From The Vaults Of Del-Fi

The Poindexter Bros. — “The Booga Man” — Malamondo 5

The Regal-Airs — “It” — Las Vegas Grind! Vol. 5

Rex Garvin — “Strange Happenings” — Halloween Instrumentals

Jack & Jim — “Midnight Monster Hop” — I Was A Teenage Brain Surgeon

The Deadly Ones — “Monster Surfing Time” — Lux and Ivy’s Favorites Vol. 5

The Magics — “Zombie Walk” — Doo Wop Halloween

The Daringers — “Morgus Creep” — Haunted Halloween

Bill Carter — “Baby Brother” — Lux and Ivy’s Favorites Vol. 5

The Castle Kings — “You Can Get Him Frankenstein” — Atlantic ‘61/’62 Gems from the Vaults: Up On The Roof

Lon Chaney Jr. — “Spider Baby Theme” — Spider Baby OST

THE THIRD SET

Betty Lavett — “Witchcraft in the Air” — Halloween Nuggets: Monster Sixties a Go-Go

Henri Salvador — “Dracula Cha Cha Cha” — Night Of The Vampire

Zacherle — “Dinner With Drac” — Halloween HORROR!

The Hollywood Flames — “Frankenstein’s Den” — I Was A Teenage Brain Surgeon

COOKING WITH VINCENT PRICE…

Kenny & the Fiends — “House On Haunted Hill” — Halloween Instrumentals

The Five Jones Boys — “Mr. Ghost Goes To Town” — Kogar’s Spooky Spectacular

Baron Daemon & the Vampires — “Ghost Guitars” — Halloween Nuggets: Monster Sixties a Go-Go

Round Robin — “I’m The Wolfman” — I Was A Teenage Brain Surgeon

Morgus & the 3 Ghouls [Dr. John] — “Morgus The Magnificent” — The Dr. John Anthology

Miss LL [Louise Lewis] — “Monster’s Bride” — Halloween Hangover…Again

THE FINAL SET

Jah Wobble/Jaki Liebezeit/Holger Czukay — “Twilight World” — How Much Are They?       

The Cramps — “Big Black Witchcraft Rock” — Fiends Of Dope Island

The Drivers — “Dry Bones Twist” — King Records Story: Only Young Once ’62

Christine Pilzer — “Dracula” — Femmes De Paris Vol.1

The Revels — “Midnight Stroll” — Lux and Ivy’s Favorites Vol. 5

Sonny Day and the Tony Ray Combo — “Creature From Outer Space” — Halloween Nuggets: Monster Sixties a Go-Go

Brother Theodore — “Horror of the Blood Monsters” — Lowbrow Vol.1: Sweet Beat

Vampires’ Sound Incorporation — “The Lions And the Cucumber” — Lux and Ivy’s Favorites Vol. 9

NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #287 ~ 10-23-21]

Pictured: Jeff Simmons.

Jeff Simmons had a major role [in the film 200 Motels], but at the first script run-through at the Kensington Palace Hotel on 18 January his girlfriend persuaded him that he really should be an important blues player and not fool around with a comedy band. (Even this conversation was taped by Zappa, who released it on Playground Psychotics in 1992.) Jim Pons, the bass player with the Turtles, was flown over to replace him in the group. Wilfred Bramble – who played Paul McCartney’s grandfather in A Hard Day’s Night (1964) – was hired as a replacement for the acting role. After a week, on the last day of rehearsals, he found the obscenities he was required to utter and the general chaos too much, and suddenly ran screaming through the sound stage and never came back.

— Barry Miles, Frank Zappa.

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THE FIRST SET

Shirley & Company — “Shame, Shame, Shame” — Ministry Of Sound: Anthems Disco

Super Sweet Talks International — “Eyi Su Ngaangaa” — Adjoa

The Rhythm Masters — “Exotique” — That’s Swift! Instrumentals from the Norman Petty Vault

Nahid Akhtar — “Dil Dil-Dil-Dil Sambhaala” — Film Hits

Earl Vince & The Valiants — “Somebody’s Gonna Get Their Head Kicked In Tonight” — The Immediate Singles Collection, Vol. 1

Los Yabar Juniors — “Marionetas” — Chicha for the Jet Set

The Whips — “Yes Master” — Jungle Exotica Vol. 2

IT’S MADISON TIME…

The Dynamic Batmen — “The Joker Laughs” — Malamondo 7

THE SECOND SET

Sambo — “Woman” — Calypsoul 70: Caribbean Soul & Calypso Crossover 1969-1979

Ronnie Burns — “Exit Stage Right” — Nuggets II: Original Artyfacts From The British Empire & Beyond 1964-1969

Baligh Hamdi — “Iskandarani” — Instrumental Modal Pop of 1970’s Egypt

The Key Notes — “Pyramid” — Lin 45rpm

Big Youth — “Trouble In Vaticon” — Nichola Delita 45rpm

Gladys Knight and the Pips — “Who Is She?” — Mojo Club Presents Dancefloor Jazz Vol. 7 (Give Me Your Love)

Prince Dgibs — “Ogningwe” — Ivory Coast Soul: Afro Funk From Abidjan From 1972 To 1982

Floyd Dixon (w. Johnny “Guitar” Watson) — “Let’s Go Smitty” — West Coast Guitar Killers Vol. 1 (1951-1965)

Shohreh — “To Ke Nisti” — Goush Bedey: Funk, Psychedelia and Pop from the Iranian Pre-Revolution Generation

THE THIRD SET

Alvin Cash — “All Shuffle” — Hip City: Tales from the Funky Side of Town

The Revolutionaries — “Addis Ababa Version” — Channel One Disco Purpose 45rpm

The A-Bones — “Guess I’m Falling in Love” — Daddy Wants a Cold Beer and Other Million Sellers

La Sonora Dinamita — “Mayen Raye” — Ritmo!

Pink Floyd — “Take Up Thy Stethoscope And Walk” — The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn [Mono]

Joe Loco — “Chua Chua Boogaloo” — Boogaloo Pow Wow: Dancefloor Rendez-Vous In Young Nuyorica

Carl Campbell — “Ooh Wee Baby” — Stompin’ Vol. 32

Ros Sereysothea — “I Want to Shout” — Dengue Fever Presents Electric Cambodia

Three Aces & A Joker — “Booze Party” — Sin Alley Vol. 2

THE FINAL SET

Pamelo Mounk’a — “Affaires de Coeur” — Propulsion!

George Clinton with Parliaments / Funkadelic — “Breakdown” — The Singles 1967-1971

Los Orientales De Paramonga — “Lobos Al Escape” — Cumbia Beat Vol. 1

Jeff Simmons — “Lucille Has Messed My Mind Up” — Lucille Has Messed My Mind Up

Lili Ivanova — “Nisan Sakasi” — Turkish One Hit Wonders (1967-1976)

The Mods — “Evil Hearted You” — Fort Worth Teen Scene Vol. 2

LORD BUCKLEY’S WEEKLY BENEDICTION

Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen — “Seeds and Stems Again Blues” — Lost in the Ozone

NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #286 ~ 10-16-21]

Pictured: Dr. Alimantado (l.).

It wasn’t just Bob Marley they liked, either. Big Youth’s Natty Cultural Dread album, Burning Spear’s Man in the Hills, Culture’s Two Sevens Clash and Peter Tosh’s Legalize It shifted enormous quantities to white kids getting off on the beat, the sentiments or both, while Dillinger’s CB 200 album was practically compulsory for anybody at university in Great Britain in the second half of the 1970s. Twenty years later, nobody seems to be able to remember quite why. But none of this was to boost reggae’s mainstream acceptability nearly as much as when punk, the nihilistic, petulant, spectacularly non-conformist British youth cult of the second half of the 1970s, adopted the music as a ready-made soundtrack to its rebellion. A defining moment of this somewhat uneasy partnership was when, in summer 1977, Sex Pistols singer Johnny Rotten went on Capital Radio, London’s leading station, to discuss his personal top ten tunes. In at number 3, behind two tracks by English miserablist rockers Van Der Graaf Generator, was Doctor Alimantado’s ‘Reason for Living (Born for a Purpose)’ single. Up until then, even most reggae fans were unaware of this distinctly left-field toaster, but following this broadcast his name was spray-painted on walls all over west London…

— Lloyd Bradley, Bass Culture.

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THE FIRST SET

The Glitter Band — “Makes You Blind” — Disco 75

Ofege — “Burning Jungle” — Doing It In Lagos: Boogie, Pop & Disco in 1980s Nigeria

Bounty Hunters — “Echo Express” — Strummin’ Mental!

Junior Ross & The Spears — “Hold Them Prophecy (Dub)” — Babylon Fall

Dr. Feelgood — “She Does It Right” — Down By The Jetty

Gökçen Kaynatan — “Pencerenin Perdesini” — Gökçen Kaynatan

Funkadelic — “Jimmy’s Got a Little Bit of Bitch in Him” — Standing on the Verge of Getting It On

Los Demonios De Corocochay — “La Chichera” — Cumbia Beat Vol.1

IT’S MADISON TIME…

The Sharp Five — “Theme From ‘Our Man Flint’” — Instro Inferno 7: Action Planet!

THE SECOND SET

Anibal Velasquez Y Su Conjunto — “Carruseles” — Mambo Loco

The Litter — “Whatcha Gonna Do About It?” — Garage Beat ’66 Vol. 2: Chicks Are For Kids!

Ercan Turgut — “Sevdiğim Sevdiceğim” — Psych Funk À La Turkish Vol. 1

Slim Gaillard — “Cement Mixer Putti-Putti” — Searching For You: Lost Singles Of McVouty 1958-1974

Tafo Brothers & Nahid Akhtar — “Tere Saath Mulaqaat Ek Raat Ki” — Disco Dildar

Mohammed & His Robed Rockers — “Harem Orgy” — Jungle Exotica Vol. 2

Charles Lembe Et Son Orchestra — “Quiero Wapatcha” — Cameroon Garage Funk 1964 – 1979

T. Rex — “Raw Ramp” — Electric Warrior

The Revolution of St. Vincent — “The Little You Say” — Calypsoul 70: Caribbean Soul & Calypso Crossover 1969-1979

THE THIRD SET

The Mothers Of Invention — “Cheap Thrills” — Cruising With Ruben And The Jets

Ofege — “Gbe Mi Lo” — Try And Love

The Equals — “I Won’t Be There” — Greatest Hits

Dr. Alimantado — “Born For A Purpose” — Greensleeves 45rpm

Calvin Boze — “Safronia B.” — ‘Black’ Rock ‘N’ Roll – Savage Kick Vol. 1

Clodomiro Montes Y El Super Combo Curro — “Traigo Salsa” — Cartagena! Curro Fuentes & The Big Band Cumbia and Descarga Sound of Colombia 1962-72

Reigning Sound — “Get It!” — Too Much Guitar

Ros Sereysothea, Sinn Sisamouth And Friends — “Power Of Her Eye” — Cambodian Psych-Out

THE FINAL SET

Eddie Kirk — “The Grunt” — Jump And Shout!

Ibo Combo — “Cowboy” — Engendre

Juniors — “Mau-Mau” — Rock & Roll with Piano Vol. 4

The Psychedelic Aliens — “Okponmo Ni Tsitsi Emo Le” — Psycho African Beat

The Pretty Things — “LSD” — The EP Collection…Plus

Freedom (Hourya) — “Abadane” — 1970’s Algerian Folk and Pop

Junior Walker & The All Stars — “Brainwasher (Part 2)” — Instrumentals Soul-Style 1955-1962

LORD BUCKLEY’S WEEKLY BENEDICTION

Tommy McCook & The Supersonics — “Dub with Strings” — Pleasure Dub

NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #285 ~ 10-09-21]

Pictured: Phil Manzanera.

Phil Manzanera was the only posh member of Roxy [Music]. His mother was Colombian and his English father worked for the airline BOAC (and earlier, his son speculated, could well have been a spy operating in Latin America). Manzanera had enjoyed a cosmopolitan youth flitting between various South American countries and his boarding school in London. During his later years at Dulwich College, he formed the psychedelic school band Pooh and the Ostrich Feathers, which evolved into the more serious proposition Quiet Sun. Influenced by Zappa, Pink Floyd and Soft Machine, the group’s music – played insanely fast at strange time signatures – earned them a reputation as ‘just about the most listener-unfriendly band in London’ (according to King Crimson’s Pete Sinfield).

— Simon Reynolds, Shock and Awe: Glam Rock and its Legacy.

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THE FIRST SET

The Armada Orchestra — “Cochise” — Disco 75

Santa Nguessan — “Manny Nia” — Ivory Coast Soul: Afro Funk From Abidjan From 1972 To 1982

The Chandelles — “El Gato” — Lost Legends Of Surf Guitar, Vol. 1: Big Noise From Waimea!

Fadoul — “Ahl Jedba” — Habibi Funk 015: An Eclectic Selection Of Music From The Arab World, Part 2

Chet Oliver — “Cool As A Cucumber” — Itty Bitty Treasure Chest Vol. 2

Jackie Mittoo — “Stepping Tiger” — Stepping Tiger

Phil Manzanera — “Caracas” — Primitive Guitars

IT’S MADISON TIME…

Los Holy’s — “Campo de Vampiros” — Mas Rock and Roll: 26 Rare 60’s Teen-Punk Artyfacts

THE SECOND SET

Joseph Kamga — “Sie Tcheu” — Cameroon Garage Funk 1964-1979

Vicky Gomez — “Boys Are A Dime A Dozen” — The Jerk Boom! Bam! 4

Baligh Hamdi — “Bambah” — Instrumental Modal Pop of 1970’s Egypt

Gentlemen — “It’s A Cry’n Shame” — Fort Worth Teen Scene Vol. 3

Scorpio — “Tacoumbé” — Ensem’… Ensem’…

Mickey & Sylvia — “No Good Lover” — You’re Bugging Me: Downtown Soulville 2021 Premium

Los Henry´s — “Cumbia del Amor” — Chicha for The Jet Set

The Wailers — “Out Of Our Tree” — Nuggets I: Original Artyfacts From The First Psychedelic Era

THE THIRD SET

Mike Ibrahim & The Nite Walkers — “Chock Chock Kundong” — Steam Kodok: 26 A-Go-Go Ultrarities from the 60’s Singapore & Southeast Asia Underground

Joseph Latek Quintet — “Sister Mamie” — The Lavender Jungle: Tempting Treats From The Land Of Exotica (1957–1963)

Kalyanji Anandji — “Somebody to Love” — Psych Funk Sa-Re-Ga!

Al Casey — “The Hearse” — Jivin’ Around

Bobby Quesada And His Band — “Aunque Tu Padre No Quiera” — Boogaloo En El Barrio

The Fleur De Lys — “I Walk The Sands” — Rare Mod 2

King Tubby And Friends — “Guidance Dub” — Dub Like Dirt 1975-1977

Magazine — “Shot By Both Sides” — Virgin 45rpm

Ignace de Souza & The Melody Aces — “Asaw Fofor” — African Scream Contest Vol. 2: Benin 1963-1980

THE FINAL SET

New York Dolls — “Babylon” — Too Much Too Soon

Piero Umiliani — “Rivoluzionari” — Continente Nero

The Choab — “Why Am I Alone?” — Teenage Shutdown Vol. 3: Things Been Bad

Salah Ragab & The Cairo Jazz Band — “Latino In Cairo” — Egyptian Jazz

The T.S.U. Toronados — “What Good Am I?” — One Flight Too Many: Rare And Unreleased Houston Funk From The Vaults Of Ovide Records 1968-1969

King Tubby & The Aggrovators — “Crabbit Version” — Flashing Echo: Trojan In Dub 1970-1980

The Who — “Jaguar [Original Mono Mix]” — The Who Sell Out

LORD BUCKLEY’S WEEKLY BENEDICTION

David Andriamamonjy — “Tazana Kely” — Madagasikara 1: Current Popular Music of Madagascar

NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #284 ~ 10-02-21]

Pictured: Harry Wayne Casey (a.k.a KC of KC & The Sunshine Band).

[Gwen] McCrae’s chart success paved the way for the mainstream breakthrough of KC and the Sunshine Band. And what a breakthrough it was. Until Saturday Night Fever made the Bee Gees superstars, KC and the Sunshine Band were the undisputed kings of disco. “Get Down Tonight,” “That’s the Way (I Like It),” “(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty,” and “I’m Your Boogie Man” were all pop #1s between 1975 and 1977, and “Keep It Comin’ Love” reached #2. KC and the Sunshine Band’s bouncy, bubble-headed enthusiasm and slightly square approach (those horns!) to black slang were two things that gave disco its bad name. While KC’s background in the Pentecostal church perhaps had something to do with the band’s singles bar straightness, it also gave him some honest-to-goodness vocal chops, and it was clear that the members were not some Johnny-come-latelies capitalizing on a trend. They loved the music, and their enthusiasm, however ungainly, was infectious.

— Peter Shapiro, Turn the Beat Around: The Rise and Fall of Disco.

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Here’s what we played in Ep. 284 of No Condition Is Permanent:

THE FIRST SET

KC and the Sunshine Band — “Get Down Tonight” — KC and the Sunshine Band

Joseph Kabasele & African Jazz — “Africa Mokili Mobimba” — Golden Afrique Vol. 2

The Shantones — “Sheba” — Angela 45rpm

The Joe Cuba Sextet — “La Malanga Brava” — Wanted Dead Or Alive (Bang! Bang! Push, Push, Push)

Wire — “Men 2nd (5th Demo)” — Chairs Missing [Special Edition]

Linval Thompson — “Roots Man Dub” — Don’t Cut Off Your Dreadlocks

The Soft Boys — “I Wanna Destroy You” — Underwater Moonlight

IT’S MADISON TIME…

Jackatchan — “Soo Kwarm Rak Khorng Phom Doo Dai (You Can See My Love)” — Thai Beat A Go Go Vol. 2: Groovy 60’s Sounds from the Land of Smile!

THE SECOND SET

La Sonora Dinamita — “Ritmo Loco” — Ritmo!

Rhythm Rockers — “Madness” — Sin Alley Vol. 1

Augustus Pablo & Lee “Scratch” Perry — “Vibrate On” — Arkology Reel III: Dub Adventurer

Brer Soul & Earth, Wind And Fire — “Sweetback’s Theme” — Can You Dig It? The Music and Politics of Black Action Films 1968-75

Houon Pierre — “Mansou Djouwi” — Ivory Coast Soul 2: Afro Soul In Abidjan From 1976 To 1981

Brass Alley — “Pink Pills” — Warfaring Strangers: Acid Nightmares

Ikebe Shakedown — “Afro Fred” — Hard Steppin’

Paul Revere & the Raiders — “Louise” — Hungry for Kicks: Singles & Choice Cuts 1965-69

Elly Kasim — “Ayam Swm Lapeh” — Folk and Pop Sounds of Sumatra Vol. 2

THE THIRD SET

Orchestre Poly-Rythmo De Cotonou — “Houzou-Houzou Na Yi Noukou (Part 1)” — Albarika Store 45rpm

Funkadelic — “Red Hot Mamma” — Standing on the Verge of Getting It On

Tafo Brothers — “Bijli Bhari Hai” — Plugged In Pakistani Pops

The Hearts — “Girl Around The Corner” — Dangerous Doo-Wop 1

Sun-Light et Serge Petipermont — “Femmes Guadeloupeennes” — Sun-Light et Serge Petipermont

Hasil Adkins — “No More Hot Dogs” — Out to Hunch

Inner Circle & The Fatman Riddim Section — “Peace Time Now” — Heavyweight Dub

THE FINAL SET

Jan Davis — “Boss Machine” — Boss Guitar!

Johnny Black Et Les Jokers — “Mayi Bo Ya?” — Cameroon Garage Funk 1964-1979

Les Fleur De Lys — “Circles” — Nuggets II: Original Artyfacts From The British Empire & Beyond 1964-1969

Pier’ Rosier & Gazolinn’ — “Tchié Moin Pa Paré” — Gazolinn’

The Ho-Dads — “Honky” — The Goodie Train

Ali Hassan Kuban — “Hela Houb (Let’s Do It)” — Real Nubian: Cairo Wedding Classics

Andre Williams w/The Don Juans — “Going Down To Tia Juana” — A Fortune of Hits 1955-1957

LORD BUCKLEY’S WEEKLY BENEDICTION

Ronnie Lane — “The Poacher” — Anymore For Anymore

NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #283 ~ 09-11-21]

Pictured: The MC5.

The bearded [John] Sinclair was a giant of man. He spoke in hyperbole, and his writings were a hybrid of gonzo journalism, revolutionary rhetoric, and jazz homage. His musical tastes shifted eclectically from day to day, jumping restlessly from free-form jazz to gutbucket R&B and onward to the nascent noise of garage rock. Music and drugs fused in his mind, and he vowed in his prison writings to change America “by the magic eye of LSD and the pounding heartbeat of music.” Within a matter of a few months in early 1967, he became the mentor and then the manager of MC5, who were destined to become the demonic fathers of punk rock. The band’s name was deliberately vague, designed to sound like a car component. Although technically short for Motor City Five, the band sometimes claimed that MC5 stood for the Morally Corrupt Five or the Much Cock Five — whatever the band members made up in the presence of gullible journalists. Sinclair added to the hyperbole describing the group as “a raggedy horde of holy barbarians, marching into the future.” It was not just false posturing. Within two years they would be the most notorious band in America, and Sinclair would be back in jail, this time as an international cause célèbre accused of conspiring to blow up the Michigan headquarters of the CIA.

— Stuart Cosgrove, Detroit 67: The Year That Changed Soul.

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Here’s what we played in Ep. 283 of No Condition Is Permanent:

THE FIRST SET

Tymes — “You Little Trustmaker” — Sweet Soul Music: 23 Scorching Classics from 1974

Jean-Pierre Djeukam — “Africa Iyo” — Cameroon Garage Funk 1964-1979

Bruno & The Gladiators — “Istanbul” — Sleazy Surf! Vol. 2

Önder Bali 4 — “Bergama Zeybeği” — Saz Beat Vol. 3: Turkish Rock, Funk, And Psychedelic Music Of The 1960s And 1970s

Jack Bruce — “Never Tell Your Mother She’s Out of Tune” — Songs For A Tailor

King Tubby’s — “Psalm 13” — Psalm Of The Time Dub

Big Bob Dougherty — “Ridin’ The Riff” — Jumpin’ The Blues Vol. 1

William Loose — “Mr. Dynamite” — Russ Meyer Original Soundtracks, Vol. 2: Up/Beneath The Valley Of The Ultravixens / SuperVixens!

THE SECOND SET

Willie Rodriguez — “Boogaloo Hay” — Buttshakers Soul Party Vol.13

Wire — “On Returning” — 154

Les Loups Noirs D’Haiti — “Jet Biguine” — Afro Tropical Soundz Vol. 1

The Spacewalkers — “Tecumseh” — Titty Shakers 1

Pen Ran — “There’s Nothing To Be Ashamed Of” — Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll

The Drivers — “Dry Bones Twist” — R&B Hipshakers Vol. 3: Just A Little Bit Of The Jumpin’ Bean

Ayaléw Mesfin — “Qondjo ledj nat” — Ethiopiques 24: Golden Years of Modern Ethiopian Music 1969-1975

The Undertones — “(She’s A) Runaround” — An Introduction to the Undertones

Mudies All Stars — “Let Me Tell You Boy (Dub)” — Quad Star Revolution 1

Gene Davis — “I’ve Had It, I’m Through” — Super Rare Rockabilly

The Aay Jays — “Mirza Ki Dhun” — Pakistan: Folk and Pop Instrumentals 1966-1976

THE THIRD SET

The MC5 — “Looking at You” — A Square (Of Course): The Story of Michigan’s Legendary A-Square Records

Naïma Samith — “Zifaf Filfada” — Waking Up Scheherazade Vol. 2: 60’s & 70’s Cross-Over Rock From North Africa & The Middle East

The Shots — “Walk Right Out” — Rare Mod Vol. 1

Fela Ransome-Kuti & His Koolalobitos — “Se E Tun De” — Lagos Baby 1963-1969

Cherokees — “Uprising” — Jungle Exotica Vol. 1

The Slickers — “Every Wolf” — Break Through

Eddie Hazel — “Unkut Funk” — Jams From The Heart EP

Los Silvertones — “El Baile De La Arana” — Soundway 45rpm

The Blackstones — “The Bag I’m In” — Quagmire Vol. 1: Sixties Punk Mysteries From The USA

THE FINAL SET

Crystalites — “Undertakers Burial” — Blow Mr. Hornsman: Instrumental Reggae 1968-1975

The Four Scores — “Rock-A-Little Lucy” — Over-The-Top Doo Wops Vol. 1: Let The Old Folks Talk

Mario Allison Y Su Combo — “Cuando Salí De Cuba” — Mag All Stars Vol. 1 : The Best Of The Peruvian Orquestras Of The 50’s & 60’s

Reigning Sound — “Drowning” — Too Much Guitar

Amas — “Slow Down” — Brand New Wayo: Funk, Fast Times & Nigerian Boogie Badness 1979-1983

The 13th Floor Elevators — “Fire Engine (Alternate Mono Mix)” — The Psychedelic Sounds Of (Mono)

LORD BUCKLEY’S WEEKLY BENEDICTION

Gabby Pahinui — “Waikiki Hula” — Gabby Pahinui Hawaiian Band Vol. II

NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #282 ~ 09-04-21]

Pictured: Lee “Scratch” Perry, the Upsetter. R.I.P..

As Steve Barrow notes, as much as the early Upsetters LPs had paved the way for dub, the Black Ark never became a center for dub in the same way that Tubby’s did. Unlike King Tubby, whose forte was mainly versioning the music of many different producers who left their tapes to be remixed, [Lee] Perry was involved in his own music at all levels, from the creation of the music itself, to the recording of it, and onto the remix stage. This is not to imply that Perry was less committed to dub as a form that the others; he merely took a different approach that probably went some way toward reconciling his creative eccentricity with commercial necessity. Where King Tubby’s deconstructions were generally and pragmatically confined to B-sides of singles, Perry often produced his A-side vocal cuts as otherworldly landscapes as surreal and spaced-out as Tubby’s most unconventional dub work. It was through this method of working that he created three of his most enduring contributions to dub music and earned him his legendary status as a studio innovator.

— Michael E. Veal, Dub: Soundscapes and Shattered Songs in Jamaican Reggae.

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Here’s what we played in Ep. 282 of No Condition Is Permanent:

THE FIRST SET

Maxwell — “Radiation Funk” — Movements Vol. 10

Lucas Tala — “Woman Be Fire” — Cameroon Garage Funk 1964-1979

Triumphs — “Draggin’ Wagon” — Strummin’ Mental! Part Three

Ait Meslayene — “El Fen” — Habibi Funk 015: An Eclectic Selection Of Music From The Arab World Pt. 2

The Equals — “Baby Come Back” — Greatest Hits

The Heptones — “Party Time” — Party Time

IT’S MADISON TIME…

B.W. Souls — “Marvin’s Groove” — Marvins Groove

THE SECOND SET

Baligh Hamdi — “Zabour” — Instrumental Modal Pop of 1970’s Egypt

The O’Jays — “Shattered Man” — Eccentric Soul: The Saru Label

Les Vikings — “Feuille Magique” — Ce Pas Magie

The Three Dudes — “I’m Begging You” — Big Crown 45rpm

Wganda Kenya — “Tifit Hayed” — Colombia! The Golden Age of Discos Fuentes 1960-76

Johnny Fever — “Zombie” — Son Of Blunderbuss: More Scattershot Sleaze ’58-’67

Sookie — “Choco Date” — African Disco Experimentals 1974 – 1978

The Mar-Keys — “Sack O’ Woe” — That Cat Was Clean! The Mod Side Of Jazz

The Upsetters — “Return of Django” — Return of Django

Bop Kats — “Look Out” — Concussion!!! 18 Gougin’ Instrumentals 1958-1965

THE THIRD SET

Los Zheros — “Meshkalina” — Peru Maravilloso: Vintage Latin, Tropical & Cumbia

Roxy Music — “Whirlwind” — Siren

Junior Murvin & The Upsetters — “Get Ready (Bongo Mix) (Exclusive Dub Plate Mix)” — The Return Of Sound System Scratch: More Lee Perry Dub Plate Mixes & Rarities 1973-1979

The Spiders (w. Link Wray) — “Run Boy Run” — Missing Links Vol. 3: Some Kinda Nut

Nahid Akhtar — “Sanson Men Khushbu Hai” — Film Hits

The Scot Richard Case — “Get the Picture” — A Square (Of Course): The Story of Michigan’s Legendary A-Square Records

The Psychedelic Aliens — “Blofonyobi Wo Atale” — Psycho African Beat

Smacks — “Reckless Ways” — Aliens Psychos & Wild Things 2

La Sonora Dinamita — “Si la Vieran” — Ritmo!

THE FINAL SET

Junior Murvin — “Roots Train (Previously Unreleased Dub Plate Mix)” — Black Art from the Black Ark

Jack Fascinato — “Palm Canyon Drive” — Jack Fascinato’s Palm Springs Suite

Adnan Othman — “Doa Ku” — Bersyukor: A Retrospective of Hits by a Malaysian Pop Yeh Yeh Legend

The Who — “Mary Anne With The Shaky Hand (Mono Version)” — The Who Sell Out (Super Deluxe)

Tirogo — “Discomaniac” — Lagos Disco Inferno Vol. 2: The Cosmic Return

X-Ray Spex — “I Can’t Do Anything” — Germfree Adolescents

LORD BUCKLEY’S WEEKLY BENEDICTION

Rolling Stones — “Moonlight Mile” — Sticky Fingers